Canada Day Sunday 2nd July 2017

We celebrated the 150th anniversary of the ‘confederation’ (effective independence) of Canada with a garden party at Reveley Lodge. Our connection with Canada is via the last owners of Reveley, Mr and Mrs Chewett. Albert Chewett was a scion of a distinguished Canadian family who settled in Bushey in the early 20th Century.

Past Mayor Councillor Peter Rutledge with past Mayoress Councillor Jane West welcomed everyone to the afternoon, and Oliver Dowden, CBE MP, Member of Parliament for Hertsmere officially opened the Garden Party. He was accompanied by his wife, Bethany, who is Canadian. The Garden Party was very busy with around 800 people attending. The crowds were entertained by the U3A Ukulele Band, Lauren Forder Canadian East Coast Fiddlers, and Barbara Whittle and the Bushey All Stars. There was loads of ther things to do as well. There was a demonstration by local blacksmith Doug Campbell, making headdresses in the Tipi, a Bouncy Castle, a children’s entertainer, home made cakes, a prosecco and burger bar run by Mabel’s tearoom, stalls, plant sales - loads!

The afternoon was a joint event by the Friends of Bushey Museum and Reveley Lodge.

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